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Absence of cell wall in Mycoplasma

  1. Mar 23, 2016 #1
    I read somewhere that antibiotics can have no effect on Mycoplasma as they do not possess a cell wall.But How ? Antibiotics should be able to get into the bacteria very easily when there is no cell wall,right ?
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2016 #2

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    There are antibiotics that can target mycoplasma. However, many antibiotics (such as penicillin and its derivatives) work by targeting bacterial proteins involved in cell wall synthesis. These types of antibiotics are ineffective against mycoplasma.
     
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